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Full text of "Mathura A District Memoir"

HOLI SOH08.                                                           91

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March lit, oiL  Spend an hour or two in the afternoon as a spectator
of the Holz sports at the Gomsti-Knnd. Each of the sis J&t vilkges of th@
Benda P^l* has two or more chaupdu* which come up one after the other in a
long procession, stopping at short intervals on the way to dance in th manner
above described, but several at a time instead of in single pairs. One of the
performers executed a pas d$ s$ul mounted on a daf, or large timbrel, which wai
supported on the shoulders of four other men of his troupe. Bands of mummers
(or wdn@s) were also to be seen, one set attired as Mohammadan fakirs ; another
(ghdyalon kd swdng) as wounded warriors, painted with etreaks, as it were of
blood, and with sward-blades and daggers so bound on to their neck sad

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Bard, an ornament wozn by womea on the elbow.
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